New Jersey and West Virginia Getting Tough on Distracted Driving

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At the beginning of July, West Virginia implemented a law that allows officers to pull a vehicle over if they see the driver talking on their cell phone. The legislation provides for fines of $100 for first time offenders.  Lawmakers in states such as New Jersey, however, are rethinking their own punishments after a recent study conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute showed that legislation is having little to no effect on the frequency of crashes.  Some believe stricter penalties are needed.

To learn more about states’ efforts, click here.